We had an awesome time. We are platinum....so obviously been on a few ships.... and I found the main Lido pool area on the Sunrise to be my favorite layout of any I’ve been on. I never once had any trouble getting two chairs together, and I loved the tapered ‘stadium’ style loungers. Also like that the water works area is right there and not displaced elsewhere on the ship.
Stefan was awesome in the sports bar....Nilo and his other ‘3 Amigos’ were awesome in the main dining room. Above and beyond in multiple ways, which was refreshing after a bad dining room experience on the Vista.
Mikey was a great CD....I would put him up there with the best. And we’ve cruised with Matt as well as Dr. E. I never felt like he mailed it in....all effort, all the time. Even led some regular trivia sessions himself. And he was always incredibly friendly and approachable.
I Made did a great job as cabin steward as well. (Side note here....what’s the deal with no turndown service on either the first or last night?!)
I never once had a line to wait in at either Guy’s place, and the food in the main dining room was in general quite good.
Downside.... main Lido eating area. Main food lines at primary meal times were very long and slow, and the sandwich line moved very slowly. We tended to avoid it altogether and eat somewhere else. Lines at peak mealtimes are always a problem on Lido on any ship, but this was definitely the worst largely due to layout of the lines I believe.
Ship had a somewhat ‘small’ feel, but I don’t mean that in a bad way. What I mean is it always seemed to be pretty easy or quick to get from any point to another, whatever those points may be.
Witnessed a little rudeness from passengers as well as a few that exhibited a general lack of self-awareness of their surroundings or other people they might be affecting, but people will be people. In general, most people were very nice.
In short, we were celebrating by daughter’s 13th birthday. She had a great time. We had a great time. And I would sail on the Sunrise again. The staff, top to bottom, was probably the best of any ship we’ve been on. Phenomenal.